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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Chigwell

Having spent time scouring moneysavingexpert.com for an online lawyer in Chigwell, many comment that I should use a CQS accredited solicitor. Can you explain what CQS is?

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices issued by the Law Society. Membership achievement establishes a level of credibility for member firms with stakeholders (regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers) based upon: * the integrity of the senior responsible officer and other key conveyancing staff * the firm's adherence to good practice management standards * adherence to best practice conveyancing processes via the scheme protocol the standard includes many partnerships who execute conveyancing in Chigwell.

Just had an offer accepted on a new build flat in Chigwell. Conveyancing is necessary evil at the best of times but I have never purchased a new build flat before. Can you give me some examples of some of the questions asked in new build conveyancing.

Set out below is a sample of a selection of leasehold new build questions that you may expect your new-build leasehold conveyancing in Chigwell

    The Landlord must covenant to assume the management if the Management Company goes into liquidation or otherwise defaults in running the management scheme. Please confirm the Lease plans are architect prepared. Will the freehold then be transferred for a nominal consideration (not exceeding £100) to the Management Company? Forfeiture - bankruptcy or liquidation must not apply under this provision. The Vendor must covenant to keep unsold units in good repair until long leases are granted therefore.

Do I need to be wary that 3rd parties that I am dealing with are recommending a nationwide conveyancing firm as opposed to a local Chigwell conveyancing firm?

As is the case with lots of professional services, often referrals from family and friends can be worth their weight in gold. But there are many players in a conveyancing deal; estate agents, mortgage brokers and mortgage companies may suggest solicitors to use. On occasion the solicitors might be known to one of the organisations as experts in their field, but occasionally there may be a commercial relationship behind the endorsement. You are at liberty to appoint your preferred lawyer. Don't forget that the majority of lenders have an approved list of law firms you must use for the mortgage aspect of your home move.

After years of dialogue we cannot agree with our landlord on how much the lease extension should cost for our flat in Chigwell. Does the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal have jurisdiction to calculate the appropriate figures?

Where there is a absentee freeholder or where there is disagreement about what the lease extension should cost, under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 it is possible to make an application to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to calculate the price payable.

An example of a Freehold Enfranchisement matter before the tribunal for a Chigwell premises is 201 & 201a St. Barnabas Road in October 2013. The Tribunal decided that the price to be paid by the Applicants for the freehold interest is £20,071. This case related to 2 flats. The unexpired term as at the valuation date was 69.26 years.

When it comes to leasehold conveyancing in Chigwell what are the most common lease problems?

There is nothing unique about leasehold conveyancing in Chigwell. All leases are drafted differently and drafting errors can result in certain provisions are missing. The following missing provisions could result in a defective lease:

    Insurance obligations A provision to repair to or maintain elements of the premises

You will have difficulties when selling your property if you have a defective lease as they can affect a potential buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. National Westminster Bank, Virgin Money, and Godiva Mortgages Ltd all have very detailed requirements when it comes to what is expected in a lease. Where a lender has been advised by their lawyers that the lease is problematic they may refuse to provide security, forcing the buyer to withdraw.

How do I search for a Chigwell conveyancing solicitor on the mortgage company conveyancing panel? I have a car and am prepared to travel up to 15kilometers to meet the conveyancer.

Feel free to make use of the find a conveyancing panel tool on this website. Please choose the lender and your location, in this case Chigwell and you will see a number of lawyer located nearest Chigwell. Alternatively you can type in the name of your proposed law firm and see if they are listed as being on the mortgage company solicitor panel.

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